Entertainment News: Like Life for Silly People

by alphamonkey on November 30, 2006 · 2 comments

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I have this endless fascination with entertainment news.  On occasion there’s something that a reasonable person can consider a noteworthy event, but mostly it’s about as relevant to real life as reporting on the political turmoil of Sasquatch tribes.  However, last night I came across an interesting note: IMDB is reporting that New Line has kicked Peter Jackson off the upcoming Hobbit film.  I mean, really.  What amounts of lead paint do you have to drink to think that removing Jackson from a Lord of the Rings film is in anyway shape or form a good idea?  Buddha knows I didn’t think the LotR trilogy was the landmark in human achievement it was heralded as, but I can certainly state that Jackson was the right guy to do it.  Seeing as the semi-official reason for his ouster was as a petty response to Jackson not contributing to a New Line tribute video, I’m going to have to put that down as one of the stupidest studio decisions since someone decided Freddie Prinze, Jr. was a star in the making.

I was also surprised to see that there’s talk of a prequel to LotR in addition to the Hobbit (which itself isn’t slated for production until 2009).  How the hell does that work out?  Do I need to learn more about Samwise’s inability to flirt with a bar wench?  Does the world need a couple more hours of Aragon acting tortured and conflicted (while maintaining his rugged stubble)? 

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  • http://www.the-firehead.com Sean

    Hi, I’ll be your LoTR nerd today.

    1) It’s Aragorn. Not Aragon. Typos are unacceptable.

    2) There is an entire book of “mythology” called The Silmarillion that talks about everything that happened (and I mean everything) before the trilogy. It has a ton of different stories and crazy battles and whatnot. So they’re hopefully going to pull something from that.

    3) And yes, it’s absolutely, unalterably retarded to remove Peter Jackson from The Hobbit. It’s unfathomable.


  • http://www.dadsbigplan.com .alphamonkey.

    You’re Sean Astin, aren’t you?

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